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CRAFT Flash Fiction Contest

The CRAFT Flash Fiction Contest is an annual award for unpublished flash fiction up to 1,000 words, and is open to entries every September and October and awarded the following March. Three winners are selected by a guest judge, with $3,000 and publication awarded. Several pieces are selected by CRAFT editors for editors' choice.


2019: Benjamin Percy
2020: Leesa Cross-Smith

Coyote the Younger by Stephen Aubrey

April 1, 2020

  In all those moments after he’d lit the fuse but before the rocket-powered roller skates propelled him across the yellow desert at sublimely sub-sonic speeds, in all those moments what came most vividly to Coyote the Younger were the…

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Inheritance by Madeline Anthes

March 31, 2020

  Everyone expected me to take my mother’s eyes. I had a right to take what I wanted, and her eyes were legendary. She’d taken them from her mother, and her mother had taken them from her mother. They were…

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